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“You like gold?”

Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
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Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a must see. In many churches a get a sense of holiness, a touch with spirituality. Not here. This church is over the top with it ornaments. However, it is a must see, as it provides a good insight in how the Jesuites ran their order in the past centuries and how they thought they had to present their faith to the lay people.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Alter of the Church as well as the walls & ceilings all gleam with eloberate and ornate gold leaf work. It was informed that there is 10.5 tones of 24 karet gold used in the church. The paintings on the wall and the ceilings are wonderful.

Thank Sharu123
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was another must see church in the heart of old Quito - the exterior alone is worth the visit - inside as with most churches in this countr we were transported to another time and sometimes to another part of the world...

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is a really beautiful church, a real gem that stands out head and shoulders above the usual run of Spanish influenced churches. It should not to be missed. Look out for the trompe l'oeil.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Gold plated carvings are incredible. I just sat and watched them for 30 minutes and felt like Sun was shining on me.
It is pity that photography is not allowed even without the flash.
Your entrance ticket includes the private guide. Guide are usually the college students. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the Jesus Church.

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